Great Short Works of Herman Melville Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Multiple Choice

1. In which of Melville's novels is "The Town-Ho's Story" included?
(a) Billy Budd.
(b) Mardi.
(c) The Confidence Man.
(d) Moby Dick.

2. Who are Pedro and Sebastian in The Town-Ho's Story?
(a) Sailors on the Town-Ho.
(b) Friends of the narrator.
(c) Sailors on the Pequod.
(d) Writers.

3. Where does the narrator in The Town-Ho's story tell his tale?
(a) On the deck of the Town-Ho.
(b) The Cape of Good Hope.
(c) On the deck of the Pequod.
(d) Lima, Peru.

4. What part of the United States does the narrator of the Town-Ho's story claim is much like the sea?
(a) The Erie Canal.
(b) The Great Lakes region.
(c) Lake Tahoe.
(d) The Mississippi.

5. Why does the Town-Ho's captain have to put the ship into port?
(a) Its crewmen are ill with scurvy.
(b) There has been a mutiny on board.
(c) It has sprung a leak.
(d) It has run out of supplies.

6. Why does Radney dislike Steelkilt?
(a) Steelkilt is handsome.
(b) Steelkilt is rude.
(c) Steelkilt is unfriendly.
(d) Steelkilt is insubordinate.

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